Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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My husband now 68yrs.old has suffered from Vaso-Vagal condition. He was not diagnosed for several years. He was told that he was probably just dehydrated. He usually knows when he is "going down". His body heats up especially his back.His blood pressure drops and his color goes to a pastey gray. He was diagnosed while in a hospital[for another reason] and was prescribed Toporol and told he would need to take it for the rest of his life. It appears to have done the trick since he has not had an episode in several years.

This web site is not a substitute for a thorough medical evaluation and diagnosis of your vaso-vagal type symptoms.  Medical treatment and diagnosis is the only acceptable initial response to these serious symptoms since they might present from any number of life threatening and treatable illnesses. It is for you and your physician to rule out more serious illnesses; Please don't use this online forum as an alternative to getting responsible medical attention and being under the care of a physician for the duration of any unknown, suspected or dangerous vaso-vagal syndrome symptoms.
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